Real Estate Guide: How To Export Evernote To PDF 

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Evernote is one of the most popular, as well as one of the most useful, cloud services available to real estate agents at this time. As agents spend a lot of time in the field, Evernote has features that allow agents to more efficiently perform their tasks. Documents can be quickly created, stored and shared; checklists and to-do lists can be quickly created and managed; audio clips and photos can be created, edited, stored and shared; web pages can be saved as screenshots for reference; emails can be forwarded directly to Evernote and saved, and much more. Seems like it can handle most real estate tasks already, right? But there is one missing feature that is making real estate agents actually perform MORE work- and that us the option to export Evernote notes in PDF format.


Evernote has no option to export Evernote to PDF

Since Evernote is one of a real estate agent’s most-used tools, and since most documents that real estate agents deal with on a daily basis are in PDF format, this is not very efficient. Many documents must be protected and PDF files can be encrypted and password-protected for enhanced security. Currently, you only have a few options if you want to convert Evernote to PDF documents.

  • You can export Evernote notes into a supported format, then manually create a PDF document from these files using Adobe Acrobat.
  • You can export Evernote notes into a supported format, then create a PDF document from this file using the “Print to File” feature in Windows.

Manually creating PDF files can be time-consuming, especially if you are dealing with many documents that need to be converted. An automatic Evernote to PDF export feature would be very handy, but until Evernote implements this, what can you do?

Well, you can continue to use the manual conversion processes described above, or you can use a service that automatically exports Evernote to PDF without any hassle or manual conversion from users.

This is where cloudHQ comes into play. Until Evernote implements this badly-needed feature, cloudHQ has a solution for automatically  exporting Evernote to PDF. This is how the cloudHQ process works:

CloudHQ provides replication and synchronization services from one cloud account to another. In doing so, it also allows Evernote users to choose to have their Evernote notes exported in PDF format. As an example, let’s say that you want to replicate your Evernote notes from Evernote to Dropbox, and you want all your notes exported from Evernote to PDF format.

The first step is to sign up for cloudHQ. Once you do that, you can click on the sync wizard and you will be taken to this page.

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Simply select the Evernote icon and drag it to the box on the left.

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The cloudHQ wizard will ask you to sign into the Evernote account that you wish to use for this sync. Once you have signed in to Evernote, you will be able to select which files and folders you wish to sync. You can choose to sync all files and folders or specific files and folders. Everything that is uploaded, created or stored in these shared folders will be synced. Follow the instructions and as soon as you have allowed cloudHQ to access the Evernote account, you will be brought back to the sync page. 

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Next, you will click on the Dropbox icon and drag it to the box on the right.

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Now you will click on "Add Dropbox" and add your Dropbox account, just as you did for Evernote. Select a folder, or create a new one, for your Evernote files to be replicated to. You can name it "Evernote" or "Evernote PDFs" or something similar. Once you have added Dropbox, you will be taken to a settings page.

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Here you can set your options for exportation. You need to click the option "Export notes into PDF format." If you want your files to also be exported in Microsoft Word format, simply check the appropriate box. This way, you get two copies of your notes in the two most common formats. And remember- all this is automatic, you don't have to do anything extra to make it work. All notes that you create or upload to the shared folder in Evernote will be exported to Dropbox in real-time as PDF files. If you make revisions to existing files, the revisions will be synced instantly as well.

*Be sure you check the “Switch to one-way sync” option if you don’t want your changes in Dropbox to be replicated back to Evernote.

CloudHQ is currently the easiest solution for exporting Evernote to PDF files. If you have any questions about the cloudHQ service, please visit the contact page here.



 

Top 3 Tech Trends For Real Estate Agents

Social media

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Social media trends, led by Twitter and Facebook, have been on the rise for several years. As more people and companies are understanding the powerful marketing features of social media, it is becoming more prevalent among real estate agents.

A Twitter account has the potential to reach an unlimited amount of users by utilizing the "Retweet" feature. By posting relevant and interesting tweets, you may start seeing a high number of your tweets retweeted. And from there, they can be retweeted over and over again. But the tweets must be informative and interesting with a catchy headline.

A Facebook account is the next-best marketing strategy to Twitter. While Facebook does have over 1 billion users, it also makes users pay to reach all of their followers or friends. So if you have 10,000 followers, you can expect about 1,000 of them to see your posts unless you pay Facebook extra money. It's still a very effective marketing method, especially if you are willing to shell out the extra money to have your post seen by thousands of people.


Mobile

Mobile trends have exploded in recent years with the introduction of smartphones and tablets to real estate agents. More efficient apps have been developed which add to the surge. Mobile has allowed real estate agents to toss the office life and go remote. With the rising use of tablets among real estate agents, more work can be completed away from the office, allowing much more freedom and flexibility. Combined with cloud computing, it also allows agents to go completely paperless. 

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing trends have possibly had the most effect on the real estate industry. Combined with mobile and social media trends, cloud computing has changed the real estate market forever. The advantages of cloud services such as Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive and more have practically revolutionized the industry.

Agents use Evernote for a variety of uses- from taking quick notes to creating checklists and to-do lists, audio clips and snapshots. Evernote has excellent tagging and searching features for agents to keep their notes, audio clips and photos organized by using keywords which are easily searchable. Skitch for Evernote allows agents to quickly take a screenshot of any web page and even allows users to select the portion of the web page they want a photo of. Evernote allows searching of text within photos so you can search for saved articles and web pages easily.

Google Drive is a mini-office all wrapped up in a single mouse click. Agents can use Google Drive to quickly create documents on the go, as well as edit existing documents. These documents can be stored and shared with recipients. Agents can create documents such as contracts or other legal documents, spreadsheets and presentations from their mobile device, laptop or computer. 



 

Now Is The Time For Mobile

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Mobile trends have exploded in recent years, resulting in a surge of remote agents in the field.  By utilizing mobile technology, agents are able to work remotely away from the office, accomplish more, be more productive, get more sales and have more time to do what they want.  But cloud technology hasn’t taken off in the real estate field as fast as it has in other industries.  One reason is because the average age of real estate agents is around 57 years old. This means that many real estate agents are either ensure about the new technology or are not interested in using it.


Going paperless using mobile and cloud

Mobile has helped many real estate agents go completely paperless.  By using cloud apps such as Evernote, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., agents can actually completely do away with their office and perform all their real estate activities from their mobile device, be it a smartphone, or tablet.  Going paperless offers more freedom; it allows agents to cut their costs, manage their transactions more efficiently, and manage their time more efficiently.  It creates a much freer schedule for real estate agents, and allows these agents the flexibility to multitask- clients can be contacted, documents can be created, signed and shared, to-do lists can be created and revised - all while performing everyday tasks such as picking up children from school, keeping appointments, lunch meetings, travel, and much more. By getting more accomplished in a faster time period, the agent has more time to get even more work accomplished, or to spend the excess time leisurely. 

How to sync cloud services for more efficiency

Going mobile and going paperless are greatly beneficial to agents as it frees up their time and saves them money. There’s even a way to make things easier. Cloud service cloudHQ offers a way for agents to sync data from one clouds service to another. This is extremely useful as different cloud services offer differing useful features. By using cloudHQ for cloud sync, agents can automatically send their Evernote notes and other files from Evernote to Dropbox or any number of other cloud services. They can automatically send documents that are created or stored on Google Drive to Dropbox or many other cloud services. This also provides a backup of all your data from one cloud service to another in case something happens to your cloud data and you don’t have a backup system in place. So cloudHQ can help real estate agents work more efficiently and also prevents data loss. Try the free 15-day trial now.



 

Top 5 Tech Tools For Real Estate Agents


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Cloud services have become the lifeblood of the modern real estate agent, especially for the real estate agent that wants the ability to work remotely. The benefits of time-management and cost-effectiveness of cloud services are becoming well-known in the real estate industry. The real estate agent that can create documents on the fly, send them to clients within seconds, have them signed digitally and get them back within a matter of minutes- this is the sign of the efficient real estate agent.


5 tech tools every real estate agent should be using

Evernote

Evernote is a real estate agent's organizational sidekick; it's much more than just a text program for taking notes. It's essentially a complete office all wrapped up in a little green package. Agents can create checklists and to-do lists to ensure that appointments and meetings are not missed, that photos are taken, videos created, keys left in the lockbox and other tasks that must be completed in order to complete a transaction. Photos can be taken directly from Evernote and tagged with appropriate keywords for easy searching at a later time. Real estate agents can virtually perform all aspects of a transaction from within Evernote.

DocuSign

Docusign is digital document-signing software that can be used by real estate agents to legally complete document signings over the internet. This saves time and money as real estate agents can send documents to their clients for review and for signing. The clients can receive the document, review it, sign it and then return it. This is extremely useful in situations when the real estate agent and client cannot meet up due to distance or other obstacles. 

Google Drive

Google Drive is comprised of a powerful suite of document creation and editing tools that real estate agents can use for more efficient document management. Agents can create, revise, share, collaborate on, and store documents within Google Drive. It can also be used in conjunction with Docusign to have documents signed and quickly returned to the agent.

Dropbox

Dropbox is one of the top cloud storage services around, mainly because of its easy-to-use drag-and-drop file sharing system. It also has no file size limits when sharing files from the app. Dropbox can be used to store large files- such as video, audio, presentations, documents and more.

cloudHQ

CloudHQ is a service that can tie other cloud services together. Notes, documents and other files from Evernote can be automatically synced from Evernote to Dropbox or other cloud services. Documents and files from Google Drive can also be synced to another cloud service. By using cloudHQ to sync files from one cloud service to another, real estate agents can access, view, revise and share files from a variety of cloud services. It also helps when agents prefer one cloud service but the client prefers another. Sharing can still be a simple process that only takes a few seconds.

Evernote doesn't currently offer the ability to export files into PDF format. But by using cloudHQ, agents get the ability to export files in Microsoft Word format, PDF or plain text format. This is extremely helpful as PDF is a very common format used among agents.



 

How To Securely Encrypt And Transfer Files


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Real estate agents deal with a variety of confidential files and sensitive data, sometimes on a daily basis. Many real estate agents have chosen to work remotely, which increases the risk of data leaks or security breaches. Email has most often been used to send small files, but email is not secure. With recent revelations about NSA monitoring, even more concerns have been raised about file transfer security.


Cloud service docTrackr sends encrypted files

A new cloud service called docTrackr has recently been released, and is now being used by a number of real estate agents in order to securely send their files. This service allows the agents to encrypt their documents and files before the file ever leaves their possession. Once the file is encrypted, it is sent over a secure connection to the intended recipient. Real estate agents can set permissions which allow specific users to access, print, view, edit and forward the document. Agents can also choose to receive a return receipt when the recipient receives and opens the file. The entire process is simple and the interface is extremely user-friendly so users of all experience levels will be able to use it.

Send encrypted documents for free

DocTrackr offers a free plan which allows real estate agents to send up to 10 documents or files per month. If more document transfers are needed, agents can upgrade to a premium plan for $15 per user per month. This will allow users to send unlimited encrypted files, which prevents unauthorized access to your files and documents. Clients will feel much more secure knowing their agent is using encryption to keep their confidential data safe from prying eyes.



 

How Successful Is Real Estate In The Cloud


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Real estate agents that use cloud services in their work are already assured of being more efficient at getting things done, as well as saving time and money. But are they successful when it comes to selling houses? In this article we will look at the many benefits the cloud offers to real estate agents and how it has changed the real estate industry in recent years. 


Real estate agents in the cloud

In 2006, only 60% of all real estate agents had a website. In 2012, that number had grown to 90%, although I'm not really sure how the other 10% are even surviving. Not only is a website a necessity for real estate agents these days, but also because over 75% of all homebuyers use the internet to search for property, and over 52% of all those searches came from a mobile device. So not only do you need a website, but it needs to be properly optimized for mobile. If you plan on having customers see your site, you need to do this anyway, as Google recently announced they will be penalizing websites that are not properly configured for mobile use.

In 2006, only 6% of real estate agents used a smartphone on a daily basis. In 2012, over 85% use a smartphone during their everyday activities. As mobile devices are expected to begin outselling desktop computers within the next year, mobile and cloud trends should be followed closely by real estate agents.

Real estate apps are a huge help for real estate agents in the cloud. The top real estate app, developed by realtor.com, gets 20,000 home views per hour. Real estate agents are using mobile apps, and using them in a big way to attain success. 80% of the top real estate agents use some form of cloud service- file storage, CRM, mobile apps, email, etc. The cloud has changed real estate, and as it continues to transform the industry and push it forward, real estate agents in the cloud should keep up with all the latest cloud and mobile trends. Your success very well may depend on it.

How to sync cloud services together for greater efficiency

The use of cloud services can be confusing when there are so many to choose form. But cloudHQ ties them all together by allowing users to sync their data from one cloud service to the next. So if you use Evernote to jot down ideas and grab snapshots on the go, but you use Google Drive to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, but you want everything stored in Dropbox because of its superior storage and file-sharing capabilities, cloudHQ can make all that happen. Not only that, but cloudHQ prevents any chance of data loss happening as it provides a complete backup of all data that you have stored in the cloud. When you are dealing with confidential client data, legal forms, contracts or other transaction documents, it's nice to have the peace of mind knowing that even if something happens to your data, you have a complete backup stored away in another account. It can be accessed quickly and restored in seconds, so if you experience data loss- by accidentally deleting files yourself, or by a hacker deleting your files, you can quickly restore and get back to work as though nothing happened.



 

Why Real Estate Agents Should Have A LinkedIn Page


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As a real estate agent, you know that the more exposure you get, the better. But not just any exposure, you need exposure to relevant sources- homebuyers in your area, homebuyers looking to relocate to your area, other real estate agents, etc. Social media has been largely instrumental in gaining exposure through friends, followers, chats, groups and more. And one social network, LinkedIn, is specifically aimed at professionals. This gives real estate agents the chance to network with other real estate professionals, join real estate groups and find more relevant exposure.


LinkedIn is trusted by professionals

LinkedIn has established itself as the professional social networking site- built around professionals, for professionals. Professionals trust LinkedIn and are more apt to turn to it when searching for other professionals in their related field. 

LinkedIn can help you build your brand

Building your brand and reputation is an integral part of your real estate business. LinkedIn allows users to connect with other professionals that they have worked with to help build their reputation. By giving other users recommendations, LinkedIn actually builds reputations for real estate agents.

LinkedIn IS business

LinkedIn generates the most visitor-to-lead conversion rate, three times more than Twitter and Facebook. In 2012, more than 212 million business leads were generated through LinkedIn. By creating new business connections and maintaining existing connections, real estate agents can build their brand and continue to improve their company or brand. Creating a business profile will show other professionals that you are serious about your business, and it will give you ultimate exposure to a myriad of relevant users and sources. A LinkedIn profile could be your most profitable decision of the year.